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Child Care Glossary

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GED Program (General Education Development)

A program that prepares individuals for the GED exam. A GED program is the equivalent of a high school diploma and focuses on skills such as math, science, social studies, writing, language, and the arts.

Gross (Large) Motor Control

Using large body muscles for movement in a balanced way such as running, walking and playing ball.


An individual who has legal authority and responsibility to care for another person as a result of another’s age, incapacity, or disability.